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Schumacher review – a moving tribute to F1’s boy wonder

Touching reflections from his family and home movie footage make for an intimate biography of the F1 star, if one that leaves his flaws unexamined‘I miss him every day, but Michael is here,” says Corinna Schumacher at the end of this Netflix documentar…

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Jarvis Astaire obituary

Businessman who made his name as a boxing promoter before going on to be a film producer and financierJarvis Astaire, who has died aged 97, is best remembered as the business brain behind the boxing alliance he formed with the mercurial matchmaker Mick…

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Dream Horse: the true story of a Welsh village that raised a racehorse

Twenty years ago, one woman convinced her neighbours to buy, rear and train a thoroughbred racehorse, Dream Alliance. Now their unlikely story is relived in a feelgood filmEver felt stirred by a warm sense of connection to the world around you? Well, t…

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Dream Horse: the true story of a Welsh village that raised a racehorse

Twenty years ago, one woman convinced her neighbours to buy, rear and train a thoroughbred racehorse, Dream Alliance. Now their unlikely story is relived in a feelgood filmEver felt stirred by a warm sense of connection to the world around you? Well, t…

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Dream Horse: the true story of a Welsh village that raised a racehorse

Twenty years ago, one woman convinced her neighbours to buy, rear and train a thoroughbred racehorse, Dream Alliance. Now their unlikely story is relived in a feelgood filmEver felt stirred by a warm sense of connection to the world around you? Well, t…

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In review – less hairdryer treatment than crowning glory

Really, you can’t go wrong with this material: a working-class Scot becomes the most decorated manager in football, yet age and illness cannot dim his gleamThe life story of football manager Alex Ferguson is just so rousing that any movie about him mor…

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The Spin | Playing Away: a neglected gem with truths about race and politics

Horace Ové’s 1986 comedy is about a Brixton-based team made up of Jamaicans invited to play English village cricketMost club players will recognise the situation. Your team went out drinking the night before the game, and now as you muster at the groun…

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The Spin | Playing Away: a neglected gem with truths about race and politics

Horace Ové’s 1986 comedy is about a Brixton-based team made up of Jamaicans invited to play English village cricketMost club players will recognise the situation. Your team went out drinking the night before the game, and now as you muster at the groun…

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‘Antivirus’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make big screen debut in Asterix film

Swedish striker will play a Roman called Caius AntivirusNew film also stars Marion Cotillard and Gilles LelloucheAC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his big screen debut in the next Asterix film.The 39-year-old posted the word…

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Sir Alex Ferguson: ‘I feared I would never speak again’

Former Manchester United manager tells of brain surgery worries ahead of documentary about his lifeSir Alex Ferguson has said he feared he would never be able to speak again after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018. The former Manchester United mana…

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‘A culture of fear’: inside a shocking film on how cheerleaders are treated

In A Woman’s Work, a striking new documentary, NFL cheerleaders reveal the underbelly of an industry that leaves them underpaid and mistreatedMaria Pinzone thought she had landed her dream job when, in 2012, she successfully auditioned for the Jills, t…

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‘There’s chunks of wisdom’: How The Karate Kid launched MMA careers

As the new series of Cobra Kai starts, Loretta Hunt talks to fighters about how the original film inspired their combat careers“Show me wax on.”Sean Daugherty watched intently as the moment of truth played out on his parents’ television in Youngstown, …

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‘There’s chunks of wisdom’: How The Karate Kid launched MMA careers

As the new series of Cobra Kai starts, Loretta Hunt talks to fighters about how the original film inspired their combat careers“Show me wax on.”Sean Daugherty watched intently as the moment of truth played out on his parents’ television in Youngstown, …

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‘There’s chunks of wisdom’: How The Karate Kid launched MMA careers

As the new series of Cobra Kai starts, Loretta Hunt talks to fighters about how the original film inspired their combat careers“Show me wax on.”Sean Daugherty watched intently as the moment of truth played out on his parents’ television in Youngstown, …

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Christmas may be cancelled but sport on TV can save the day once again

There is even less to do than usual over the festive break so why not watch live sport and when that has finished a few decent sport documentaries? In a year when solace has been in greater demand than multipacks of loo roll, thank goodness for televis…

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Director Asif Kapadia: ‘Diego and Maradona were two different people’

Film director recalls the long and rocky road to meeting the mercurial subject of his filmFootball is a huge part of my life. I was 14 when Diego Maradona scored the two goals against England – the hand of God and the wonder goal. Despite the first goa…

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Deadpool goes to Wrexham … wary footie fans ponder their star benefactors

The purchase of the north Wales club by two American actors provoked joy – and a little bemusementPalm-lined boulevards, sun-kissed beaches, celebrity-filled pool parties: these are not the images that come to mind on a damp November afternoon in Wrexh…

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Sunday with Vinnie Jones: ‘I put the kettle on and watch the deer and foxes’

The football hardman and actor on golf, fry-ups and chilling outAre you an early riser? I get up at 5.30am with the larks every day, mate. I put the kettle on and watch the deer and the foxes to keep an eye on what’s going on. First light is the best t…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…